Puu O Hulu is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waianae, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from January until January.
This is one of the shortest hikes on Oahu. For many the drive out to this location will take longer than the hike up to the top of Puu O Hulu. Be prepared for a hot and dry climb to a set of bunkers with some of the best views of Nanakuli and Waianae. Puu O Hulu is a small ridge that is situated on the ocean side between Nanakuli and Ma'ili. It is clearly distinguishable from its double back that makes it look like a camel's hump with a water tank lodged in the middle. This split between the ocean side (kai) versus the inland side (uka) makes for an interesting hike albeit an very open exposed ridge hike. It can get narrow in certain spots with drop offs to the left and right; though nothing dangerous. There are a number of bunkers at the top with the most spectacular pillbox painted a hot pink(!) Take your time to enjoy the 360 degree views. On a clear day you can see all the way to Kaena Point in the west, Mount Kaala in the North and Kapolei/Campbell Industrial Park in the south.
Husband thought it was easy, I thought it was hard. I'm also not in good shape at all so for some it's definitely easier. It's short which was good but pretty steep. I would do it again though and the views were worth the struggle.
Great views and not too challenging
Amazing views, cool bunkers too!
Would say moderate and not easy , a beautiful hike but very rocky in some spots and alot of grass to go through in some areas but very scenic view and the view from top makes it all worthwhile was nice and breezy once you get to the top of the hike , saw a diversity of hikers from first timers like myself , to family's with small children and experienced hikers as well , pace yourself , bring plenty of fluids to drink and enjoy
Great morning hike. Short but steep with great views!!
Great hike! The only thing that kept us from giving it 5 stars is all the grass you have to walk through. We will definitely do it again!
This was a great hike I would have to say it should be rated as moderate in my opinion. Short just under a mile each way but uphill almost the whole way up with little reprieve and some areas that are rocky and may be a little difficult for some. I will definitely be doing this again and recommend it to anyone considering giving it a try. The views from up top are amazing.
Short hike, steep in spots, muddy and slippery due to the rain lately but easy overall for the avid hiker. The views on top...SPECTACULAR!! Our Great Dane went as well and did great. We went about 8am so the sun was up and pretty hot at some points. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Loved it but I wish the whales were out!